Skip to main content

tv   The Early Show  CBS  September 24, 2009 7:00am-9:00am EDT

7:00 am
avoiding mishaps on your next vacation enawill be live with high school heros tomorrow. see you then. >> get news around the clock attaboys wusa. see you tomorrow breaking news. a major step forward in the fight against aids as researchers develop a vaccine against hiv that actually works. we'll bring you the latest. president obama turns diplomat at the u.n. as he finds common ground with russia on iran. we'll hear from the iranian president about why he won't back down on his nuclear goals. john travolta relives the worst moment of his life at the extortion trial linked to his son's death. we'll tell you about the big surprise in his emotional testimony. and four weeks of a her jay see's dugard's dib race from captivity, her mother breaks her silence. early this thursday morning
7:01 am
silence. early this thursday morning september 24th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs good thursday morning. from new york, i'm maggie rodriguez with harry smith. >> we saw so many pictures yesterday and the day before, those floods down in georgia. people stuck in their cars. we had that very draw matt tick audiotape from a 911 call, this woman is stuck. we'll show you this morning, we'll take you to this lab up in connecticut, we'll show you what you need to do if you are ever in a situation like that. what you need to do, how you need to respond, what you need to keep in mind in order to make sure that you get out safely. you and your family. >> everyone need this is information if you live near a lake or a canal, you never know when you might need this, so we'll have that. also this morning, mckenzie phillips is giving even more
7:02 am
details about her sexual relationship with her late father while her stepmother, michelle phillips, is speaking out saying this is absolutely not true, calling her stepdaughter taoday solution al. we' delusional. first, though, there is breaking news in medical news. a new aids vaccine has been developed. this is the first one that seems to actually prevent the spread of hiv. elizabeth palmer has the latest from london. good morning, liz. >> reporter: yes, the surprising and bound to be controversial results come from a very large field trial conducted in thailand and sponsored by various organizations including the u.s. army. the results show that an experimental vaccine reduced the hiv infection rate by 30% in a cross section of 16,000 volunteers. the thai people were given a combination of two older
7:03 am
vaccine, neither of which have approach effective alone, but for some reason given together they appeared to offer some protection after the three year long trial. >> the largest ever attempted that ended with a credible conclusion and brought us one step closer to an hiv vaccine. >> reporter: in spite of billions of dollars spent on education and research, the u.n. estimates that hiv still inspects more than 7,000 people a day worldwide. the thai experimental vaccine isn't the magic bullet everyone is hoping for, but researchers say it is a big step in the right direction. so these results are encouraging, but they aren't decisive. and i should underline that there's in way that this product although it will attraction a lot of money and research will not be licensed for general medical use. harry? >> elizabeth palmner l neer in . let us talk about about this with dr. jennifer ashton. you hear a headline like this
7:04 am
and you think,' oh, my gosh, millions of people affected, is this applicable, what's the most important they think you think we should know? >> even after about 30 years practically of research, researchers are still learning things that could potentially be incredibly important in the fight against hiv/aids. very we have to remember this is being hailed historic for the first time a vaccine is being shown to be effective. there are always qualifying remarks. in this case as we head, this vaccine is only effective about # 31% of the time in reducing the risk of someone being infected with hiv, but normally for a vaccine to be licensed, it has to be shown to be effective at least 50% to 70% or 080% of the time. >> as i read through this this morning, it was almost an
7:05 am
accident. two different formulas that they thought could be helpful. they combined them and they had no idea -- >> synergistically, they work better together than they do by themselves, you're absolutely correct. and, again, this is now important because in the future, they're really going to be looking at whether or not other vaccines can work synergistically, as well. but for hiv/aids, this is very important. more will be presented in paris in october. >> dr. ashton, as always, thanks. now the latest on jaycee dugard, the california young lady who was freed back in august after 18 years in captivity. this morning we're hearing for the first time from her mother who says, quote, miracles can happen. early show oig national correspondent hattie kauffman reports. >> reporter: its bean nearly a month since jaycee dugard was rescued from this backyard in antioch, california, where according to police she'd been held captive for 18 years. forced to bear two children with her alleged kidnapper, phillip garrido. old childhood scenes are the only image the public has of
7:06 am
jaycee. she's 29 now and is some seclusion with her mother and other family members getting psychological counseling and getting reacquainted. >> she is especially enjoying getting to know her little sister who was just a baby when jaycee was taken. >> reporter: jaycee's mom issued a statement saying all of us are doing very well under the circumstances. what we need most right now is to be allowed to become a family again within a zone of privacy and security. meanwhile the intense investigation continues into whether garrido and his wife, nancy, may have kidnapped other young girls. hattie kauffman, cbs news, los angeles. and joining us nous from sacramento is mcgregor scott, the attorney representing jaycee's mother, terry probyn, as well as jaycee. good morning. i know you've had some time to speak with jaycee and the girls. how are they doing now? because when we first reported on her captivity, she was described to us as someone quhofs still very much in shock, needed 24 hour psychological
7:07 am
counseling. is she getting better? >> she's doing remarkably well under the circumstances. you have to consider that her entire world has been turned upside down in the last 3 days. i've had the opportunity to spend significant amounts of time with her and i was very pleasantly surprised at what i first encountered and even more pleasantly surprised by what i continued to see in terms of her progress going forward. >> how would you describe her progress? you can give me some examples? >> i really don't want to go into those kind of particulars. the family is very much in what terry referred to as a zone of privacy and security and we want to protect that but do i think that people can take comfort that they are really doing well under the totality of the circumstances. >> that is good news indeed. what about phillip garrido? because i remember jaycee's stepfather describing to me that they cried, that she and the girls cried when he was arrested. have fair feelings towards him
7:08 am
changed? >> i have spoken with jaycee about the prosecution, which is undergoing. and she>> i have spoken with ja about the prosecution, which is undergoing. and shechanged? >> i have spoken with jaycee about the prosecution, which is undergoing. and she candidly had very mixed emotion, but i think she very clearly understands that some very bad and terrible things were done to her and the people that committed those crimes need to be held accountable and her participation with law enforcement is essential for that to happen. >> would she be willing and do you feel able to testify against him and nancy garrido? >> well, i think i am confident in saying that if this case does proceed to trial, jaycee whether in all likelihood be a witness for the prosecution ppd and she understands that. that day is a long ways away from right now, so she has a lot of time to continue with the mending and healing and rehabilitation. >> the family has hired you as their attorney and spokesperson. what are their goals, what do they hope will come from this? >> the family very genuinely has
7:09 am
two principal objectives or goals. the first is as jaycee's mother said in her statement yesterday is they, quite frank wlirks just want to be left alone. they respectfully request of the media and the public that they be left alone in privacy and in security to continue this healing and mending process that they have launched upon. the second objective or goal that they have is that they really want to use this story, jaycee's story, to get the public, the media, law enforcement, to focus on those families, those other families, who have had children abducted, but whose children have not come home and they really want to use the bully pulpit that they've been offered by this experience to bring light and focus to those other families who are still missing a son or a daughter. and there may be someone out there who overheard part of a conversation or saw something that wasn't just right, and that may be the it tip that leads to
7:10 am
another recovery of an abducted child. >> mek agreeing or scott, thank you very much, scott. if you would like to learn more about jaycee dugard and find out how you can help, go to our website, president obama is back at the united nations this morning after getting russia to consider new sanctions against iran's nuclear program. in an exclusive interview, iran's president told katie couric that his country has no plans to give that program up. >> translator: we have not actually changed our mind. our nuclear file will be pursued in the iaea. >> cbs news national correspondent analyst juan zarate joins us from washington. good morning. so we have this interesting meeting yesterday with president obama and dmitry medvedev and all of a sudden they're pals, they're shaking hands, everybody's beaming because russia suddenly says, you know
7:11 am
what, maybe we are interested in sanctions against iran. how big a breakthrough is this? >> this this is an important development in part because president medvedev used the term sanctions, the possibility of sanctions. and that's good news. that said, it's a little too early to tell what that means in concrete. people need to remember that since 2006, there have been three resolutions with respect to iran and that the substance of the sanctions has repeatedly been watered down by the russians and the chinese. so we need to see what comes out of the sanctions themselves. in addition, there's a time line here that may differ. the united states may feel a sense of urgency to this whereas the russians, chinese and others may have a different time line. >> but there's this big meeting in geneva with iran coming you and is there not this sense, though, because all of a sudden along with saying we're not going to be a ban done our nuclear program, suddenly iran is saying, well, yeah, maybe we'll let the inspectors in again. >> well, this is also an interesting development.
7:12 am
i think iran is being crafty and clever because they're providing what may appear to be some openings but may not be sub is an difference at the end of the day. but the october 1st meeting will be very telling whether or not the iranians are willing to talk about their nuclear program in the first instance and then the reaction of the allies meeting with iran and the reaction as to whether or not sanctions will be necessary and the time line for those. >> one other question on a completely different subject very quickly. the president sat down and met with benjamin netanyahu, trying to urge them to get ready and 1i9 down and start some sort of a peace process. do you think anything will happen on that before the end of the year? >> well, i think that's the primary goal for president obama. i think george mitchell has been doing fantastic leg work to try to start those. i think there's no hope on the horizon that i can tell that either side will restart talks,
7:13 am
but we'll see. >> juan zarate, thank you very much for your help. do appreciate it. let's check in with dave, see what's happening with the weather about. >> good morning. active weather map right now. let's get right to it. let's go out west. high heat, dry heat, thought good news. southern california, fires threatening the community of moore park. meanwhile, interior sections close it 100 degrees. that cool air filtering in to the northwest, but thought getting down into california. now we'll go now the to portions of the rockies in ven denver, just dreary. temperatures in the 50s. midwest to the great plains to the western shores of the gulf state, you're going to see some rain today. not a ton of it, but it's going to be kind of a dreary day. we'll begin to clear on out in the northeast. it's going to be actually gorgeous as you head into portions of none at the end of the week and into the weekend. and it look like the southeast is mostly dry. a threat of some scattered shower, but for the time being,
7:14 am
we're in much better shape than certainly we have been for much of the last accept days. so that's your first look at the weather. if you're flying to chicago or let's say new orleans or st. louis, don't fight for the window seat because it doesn't matter because you're not going to be able to see anything. >> all right, still to come, john travolta testifies about his son's tragic death and for the first time reveals a painful truth about him. we'll go life to the courthouse
7:15 am
this morning. also, find out how to escape the kind of flash flooding that washed away dozens of cars around lant this week. it's a lesson in survival. (announcer) meet the buttertons!
7:16 am
dinner's ready! (announcer) back then, we didn't know much about saturated fat. let's eat. (announcer) today, there's i can't believe it's not butter! it has no trans fat, 70% less saturated fat than butter, and less saturated fat than smart balance. i can't believe it's not butter! when i really liked to be outside, i did not like suffering from nasal allergy symptoms like congestion. but nasonex relief may i say... bee-utiful! prescrtion nasonex is proven to help relieve indoor and outdoor nasal allergy symptoms like congestion, runny and itchy nose and sneezing. (announcer) side effects were generally mild and included headache. viral infection, sore throat, nosebleeds and coughing. ask your doctor about symptom relief with nasonex. and save up to $15 off your refills. go to for details, terms and conditions. [heavy rock music plays]
7:17 am
you've got some pretty important reasons to eat better. so now 23 campbell's chunky soups have 100% lean meat and a full serving of vegetables. a man's gotta eat. he just wants to eat better. campbell's chunky. come on. good girl.] mollie's never looked better. i really was amazed to see the change in her coat. people stop us when we're walking, and they'll say, "did you shine up her spots?" [ woman announcing ] just another way purina one... unlocks the brilliance of nature... to transform the life of your dog. for us to see the difference in mollie-- we were really excited about it. it just makes you feel wonderful. [ announcer ] it's amazing what one can do.
7:18 am
4x4x get 40% off this bonded leather sofa, just $299, with very cool styling and so affordable. and at 40% off, it's just $299. from jennifer. you don't have to spend a lot to have good taste. it is 7:18. welcome back to "the early show." >> we'll head over to the news desk whererous mitch schel standing by. sound so enthusiastic. i appreciate that. >> he's happy today. >> happy guy. well, it's good to see you. we'll find out this morning that the governor of massachusetts will name the step-in for the late senator ted kennedy. democratic political operative paul kirk is widely expected to get the interim position until the special election in january. a major air assault is planned against a wildfire in southern california that
7:19 am
threatens about 1,000 homes. the santa ana winds are stoking the flame which is have burned more than 25 square miles. actor john take scroll take is set to go back to court today in the bahamas after talking for the first time in public about house hi son jett died earlier this year. kelly cobiella is at the courthouse in nassau with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: john travolta could be called back to the stand at any point in the next couple of days. he of course is the witness everyone had been waiting for and he arrived here at the courthouse hand-in-hand with wife kelly preston yesterday, said nothing as he walked inside, then took the stand and testified about the tragic final moments of his son's life. with wife kelly preston looking on, john travolta described his frantic attempts to revive his son, jett. after the 16-year-old collapsed in the bathroom of their vacation home, travolta testified he performed mouth to to mouth resuscitation while a nanny pumped his son's chest. he told jurors that jett
7:20 am
suffered a seizure every five to ten days, each lasting from 45 seconds to minutes. the actor then made a surprising admission, acknowledging publicly for the first time that his son had autism. >> it was a jaw-dropping revelation. >> reporter: scientology watchers believe he may have kept the condition a secret because of the way scientologists view illness. >> they believe that the only reason a person can get ill is because they are in some way connected to a suppressed sif person. and a suppressive person is mainly someone who is opposed to scientology. >> reporter: in interviews following jett's death, experts explained why many members keep their sicknesses hidden. >> it's really a big deal, so how the travoltas dealt with this, an illness, a cnnic illness in the family, i'm not sure how they would have been able to explain it. >> reporter: the revelation in court breaks a long silence by travolta, but does it signal a move away from the church?
7:21 am
"people" magazine's mike fleeman doesn't think so. >> and i think it came from a place of privacy. i think he was protecting jett, protecting himself, protecting his family. he just couldn't cross that barrier. >> reporter: travolta finished his first day in court without testifying about the details of the alleged $25 million extortion attempt. travolta was composed throughout his testimony. now, the judge did not tell him when he would come back, only to make himself available. >> kelly cobiella in nassau, thank you very much. it is now 7:21 and here's maggie. still to come, the story that gets more strange by the day. we'll hear mackenzie phillips talk about the affair she had with her over father an get reaction to the claims. >> announcer: this portion of the early show sponsored by hershey's kisses. delightfully delicious, one of a kind kisses. (announcer) now...vibration changes everything!
7:22 am
maybelline's new pulse perfection vibrating mascara with our exclusive motor inside (whisper) works like no hand can! (announcer) vibration deposits formula more evenly from root-to-tip vibration separates more precisely vibration sculpts more perfectly the result? a new level of definition. for a flawless fan of perfect lashes each and every time. (whisper) no hand can do that! (announcer) new pulse perfection... the ultimate beauty tool. see the difference. (announcer) only from maybelline new york. welcome to chili's. try chili's triple dipper dinner. choose your three dippable favorites,
7:23 am
like our chicken crisper bites, big mouth bites, and classic southwestern egg rolls. nine craveable options to choose from. build your perfect meal, only $9.99. you know other airlines charge up to 20 bucks for the first bag. and 30 for the second. roundtrip, that's almost 100 dollars. that's crazy talk. well, how about if i just send my bags on vacation, and i stay home? why do you charge for bags? for any bag out there watching this commercial right now... fly, be free. ♪ ( ding ) ♪ what? where? don't freak. it's gone. how? who did it? i did. with one of these. this is a mouse trap? yeah. it's a new kind of mouse trap from ortho. home defense max. it's guaranteed to kill the mouse. you just push down this little lever right here... ...and it does the rest. nothing to see. nothing to touch. you just throw it away.
7:24 am
no mess. no drama. we could do without drama. excuse me? (man) ortho home defense max. (woman) defend what's yours. combines two powerful medicines for fast relief of your diarrhea symptoms, so you can get back out there. imodium. get back out there. how to get rich, by america's health insurance companies. raise health insurance premiums 4 times faster than wages. pay your ceo twenty four million dollars a year. deny payment for 1 out of every 5 treatments doctors prescribe. if the insurance companies win, you lose. tell congress to rewrite the story. we want good health care we can afford with the choice of a public health insurance option.
7:25 am
7:26 am
7:27 am
7:28 am
until the grands are on the table" grands biscuits. would it really be breakfast without 'em? for money saving coupons go to... when morning comes in the middle of the night... rooster crow. affects your entire day. to get a good night's sleep, try 2-layer ambien cr. the first layer dissolves quickly to help you fall asleep. and unlike other sleep aids, a second dissolves slowly to help you stay asleep. when taking ambien cr, don't drive or operate machinery. sleepwalking, and eating or driving while not fully awake with memory loss for the event as well as abnormal behaviors such as being more outgoing or
7:29 am
aggressive than normal, confusion, agitation and halluciations may occur. don't take it with alcohol as it may increase these behaviors. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and in rare cases may be fatal. side effects may include next-day drowsiness, dizziness, and headache. in patients with depression, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide may occur. if you experience any of these behaviors or reactions contact your doctor immediately. wake up ready for your day-ask your healthcare provider for 2-layer ambien cr.
7:30 am
human beings with signs. they're out on the plaza. we'll check in with them in just a little bit. welcome back to "the early show." >> you're happy today. what did you have for breakfast some did you get a good night's sleep? >> i did. i'm going to bed earlier and earlier. because we've been talking about this forever, right in the more sleep you get, the less apt are you to get sick. >> yes. you're all paranoid now? >> i'm really trying it take care of myself. coming up, something every driver must know and even if you don't drive, should you pay
7:31 am
attention to this. we'll show you how to get out of a car if it ends up in water. we've got this live demonstration that we'll show you coming up in just a couple of minutes. also we're taking you inside a medical mystery this morning. here's the question that doctors had to answer. why would a healthy young woman have terrible headache, slip into a coma because she had a tumor in her abdomen? no one could figure this out, but this morning we'll hear in the doctor who finally did just in time. but first, as we first reported yesterday, former child star mackenzie phillips has revealed her most disturbing secret. she appear order oprah's win friday show to discuss what she call as ten year long sexual relationship with her late father, rock legend john phillips of the mamas and the pap pass. >> reporter: phillips said it started out as rape, but became something else. >> the word shocking is appropriate here. ♪ >> i woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father.
7:32 am
yes, it became a consents all relationship. >> what struck me most about mackenzie phillips' interview is that these still protecting her father by calling consents shull in-september, she's still protecting the person who abused her. >> with you you didn't say that it's consents small because there's always a power imbalance when it comes to a parent and child. >> reporter: in her memoir high on rifle, mackenzie phillips always claims her father began to romanity size their relationship. >> we were lying in bed in a stupor when dad said we could just run away to a country where no one would look down on us. there are countries where there this is an accepted practice. maybe fiji. my father was absolutely delusional. >> reporter: among phillips' other allegations are that the affair ended only when she became pregnant and that her father knew the baby could be his. >> did you tell your father i
7:33 am
became pregnant and i -- >> he paid for the abortion. >> reporter: former one day at a time co-star valerie bertinelli showed up in support of phillips, but john phillips, who died in 2001, still has his supporters. in a statement to us weekly, xeks wife michelle phillips said should you take with a grain of salt anything said by a person who has had a needle stuck in their arm for 35 years. the whole story is disgusting. mackenzie phillips ended the sbr view saying she's ready to move on, no matter how difficult that may be. >> in finding redemption and freedom from for myself, maybe i'll be giving a little piece of to somebody else to hold on to. >> and in a statement to us, michelle phillips, her stepmother, added, quote, whether her relationship with her father is delusional or not, it is an unfortunate circumstance and very hurtful for our entire family. we'll stay on top of the story, but right now, we'll switch gears, talk to dave about the weather. good morning again. good morning for you guys.
7:34 am
let's take a check of the weather picture. we'll begin with fire danger again on the west coast. temperatures, dry conditions, just not cooperating. and look at these numbers. ak have a m sacramento at 96. interior sections well above normal conditions. this is a nightmare scenario for firefighters battling these blazes. we'll keep an eye on it. santa ana is not good news either. let's go on in and take a look at the midsection of the country. the great plains into the midwest and the western shores of the gulf states. you'll see a cold front begin to move on through. dreary, gray weather, no the terrific at all. southeast will be dry, that's a nice, changes of a pop-up shower which we'll watch, but nothing out of the ordinary. northeast begins to clear out ash. a front slips through. hawaiian islands, temperatures in the 80s and cool across the
7:35 am
state of alaska with mostly cloudy conditions particularly towards getting into the zone there, chilly across new england. we'll talk about that with a special map in the 8:00 hour. >> first one of the season. >> i had my chloroforms and it's all country. >> thank you, dave pup.
7:36 am
up next, hari sreenivasan is in grow ton, connecticut with a lesson that could save your life. >> reporter: good morning. in a minute, we'll give you key survival tips if you find yourself in a worst case scenario. that's a car that's taking on water. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. i really was amazed to see the change in her coat. people stop us when we're walking, and they'll say, "did you shine up her spots?" [ woman announcing ] just another way purina one... unlocks the brilliance of nature... to transform the life of your dog. for us to see the difference in mollie-- we were really excited about it. it just makes you feel wonderful. [ announcer ] it's amazing what one can do.
7:37 am
stains surrender to the power of all. our powerful stainlifters fight stains and leave clothes whiter and brighter. win the battle for clean clothes while saving over 25% versus the leading brand. for coupons, go to all-laum
7:38 am
vroom... vroom. okay, time's up. here ya' go ! that's a nice one, i made that. that's a piece of junk. yeah. i want the red truck. well, you can't have the red truck. see, that was a limited-time offer only. it's, ah, right here in the fine print. even kids know it's wrong to hide behind fine print. why don't banks ? we're ally, a new bank who always gives you a great rate, with nothing buried in the fine print. it's just the right thing to do.
7:39 am
this morning in "health watch," saving yourself from a flooded vehicle. accept of the ten people who died in this week's southeast floods were in cars that were swept away by floodwaters. the cdc says vehicles accounted for half of all flash flooding death this is year. so it's really important to know what to do if your car goes in the water. hari sreenivasan is in grow ton, connecticut with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're up here at survival systems. they actually make it a business of training the military and others to escape from underwater vehicles. we've got within of our instructors there, bobby.
7:40 am
richard martin, run us through this. what will we watch 14. >> we'll watch a simulation of a vehicle going into the water. bobby will be acting as the passenger or the driver in the automobile. we'll drop it into the water and she'll escape. >> are we all set? >> ready to go. >> divers ready. ditching, ditching, ditching. >> reporter: we have a couple of divers in here to make sure everything will be safe through this entire process. the amount of water that's coming into this vehicle, is is that about what somebody in sort of a raging flash flood would see? >> it's an approximation. we can't exactly accurately depekt what would happen, but it's an approximation what you would get with water flooded into a vehicle depending on the damage. >> reporter: what should a driver be thinking of? >> the first thing is open the window. you want as many points of escape as you possibly can. if you cannot do that, worst skas scenario would be that the door won't open, the window won't open. >> reporter: right now she's under water and she's actually got her eyes closed, too. why is that? >> well, your eyes don't do much
7:41 am
good under water. we're unable to focus under the water. and it could permanently damage your eyes. and they don't do you much good anyway. >> reporter: she's coming up here. so i know you do this hundreds of times, but what is that last second like before? good it's always a little unnerving, but as long as you stay calm, you can get yourself out quickly. >> reporter: for someone who might be at home driving a minivan with sids in the back, how do you stay calm? >> you stay seat belted in so that you have that leverage in order to do some of that work. keep your kids within arm's reach so that you're able to turn around and release them. help them out as wells yourself. >> reporter: so let's rerack that that video and see it again here. if we had to go through a list of bullet point, most important thing? >> most important is always to remain calm, don't panic. easier said than done, but remain as calm as possible. once you panic, you lose
7:42 am
rational thought. >> reporter: number two, we're looking at those windows. >> you would want to immediately try to open your windows, all of them, haves as many points of escape as possible. >> reporter: a lot of times it's rain, people don't think about pulling the windows down. >> and you want to do it immediately because the electrical system, all the electrical windows -- >> reporter: you mentioned getting kids in reach. >> make sure that your kids are reachable so that you can immediately release them and take them with you. they're going to be your most important -- >> reporter: so having a safety knife like this? >> it's a hook knife, so it doesn't allow to you cut yourself. it will immediately cut the seat belt. >> hari, let me jump in here. ask richard, it's so counter in-due 2i6. you're in this situation, the water is rising up, your first instinct will be to make sure the windows go up. how do you have the presence of mind to put the windows down and, oh, by the way, so you can escape into a torrid where you
7:43 am
might risk certain death? these are difficult things to be thinking about. >> yes, it is, but a car is not a boat. it's not designed to float. and being in a confined space and not being able to get out after it gets understand the water is the worst case scenario. so immediately getting out of it in that situation is your best option. >> and one other thing really quickly, richard. if a car stalls, will the electrical system still work, will the windows still go down if the engine shuts off because of water? >> it's just like if you turn the car off, if the electrical system is completely shut down, it will not work. and that's what we're talking about with worst case a area i don't. your window does not open. but the locks always you have a manual override on the inside of a vehicle, so you can always manually unlock your door. the problem is that there's going to be water pressure on the outside, so you have to wait for that to equalize before that door will open up. >> thanks so much. do appreciate it.
7:44 am
good advice. coming up next, newt's new girl. we'll check in on berlin's favorite polar bear. and is there love? is there love in the air? this is "the early show" on cbs. >> announcer: "cbs health watch" sponsored by dannon activia. helps naturally regulate your digestive system. they always ask me, grandma, take me here, grandma, take me there. but with my occasional irregularity i wasn't always up to it. until i discovered activia and everything started to change. announcer: activia is clinically proven to help regulate your digestive system in two weeks when eaten every day. now i enjoy every minute. my grandkids are happy, and so am i. ♪ activia
7:45 am
prepare your mouth for a battle against germs. protect your mouth right with crest pro-health rinse at night. it kills 99% of germs that cause gingivitis, plaque, and bad breath, without the burn of alcohol. for a healthier mouth that's cleaner in the morning. according to a study presented by better homes and gardens, definity color recapture. it corrects the look of wrinkles and discoloration. 50,000 voters. one brilliant winner. ♪ meet the leaf of the stevia plant. the proud parent of our natural sweetener.
7:46 am
a zero-calorie indulgence from a miracle of nature, not chemistry. how utterly delicious. try the first great-tasting, zero-calorie natural sweetener born from nature. truvia. honestly sweet. find it at your grocery store. that make every day special. fancy feast introduces an entirely new way to celebrate any moment. fancy feast appetizers. simple high quality ingredients like wild alaskan salmon, white meat chicken, or seabass and shrimp in a delicate broth, prepared without by-products or fillers. new fancy feast appetizers celebrate the moment. squeeze some savings back into our budget. into our attics and walls.
7:47 am
let's locate the original energy source called you and turn that machine up full-blast. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. come get 50% more savings on insulation with the new lower price of just $9.37 per roll. so we want to thank hari for the great demonstration. very interesting stuff. a lot of unanswered question, right? because you have to wait until the water fills up in order to be able to open the door because it has to equalize. that is if you don't roll down the windows. >> i'm from south florida. there are a lot of canals and cars go into the canals, so i've
7:48 am
done the story a million time tims. something we recommend down in florida is you have a little dwits that can break the window if you have no way out. >> i think a lot of people get in their cars and they have to idea when something happens what systems work, what don't, and you panic so much, your own orientation to the cockpit of your vehicle is -- >> i thought it was important that you stay in your seat belt, that way you're not floating around or whatever, you can sit there and get peace of mind and figure out what you have to do next. but if you're sitting there trying to go into the glove box to get this little hammer thing or whatever -- >> but if what if you need. isn't it better to have it than not have it? >> we give that advice every time we do that story. i don't think anybody carries it. >> but that's my point, they should. >> the other thing, by the way, the stimulation is certainly valuable to demonstrate the core key tool, but the net of it is, when you're dropping a gondola
7:49 am
into a pool, it does not simulate rushing water. and for a lot of people again, that key of understanding what windows -- we don't have roll-down windows in 99% of cars, so roll down your window doesn't work. it's how you ghaet door open once that pressure equalizes against it. >> you have to wait for the car to completely fill with water, which is hard to do because you're going to want to get out there have as soon as the car starts to fill. >> and kids. sdwr a . >> and managing all of that about. >> so when it's flooding, stay out of the water. >> that's the key. >> but sometimes you lose control and you go into a lake or canal. we'll take a break and be back right after this. in ancient china, soy was such an important food... that the emperor declared it sacred. in japan, buddhist monks believed eating soy... was healthier for the body and spirit. for thousands of years, cultures around the world...
7:50 am
have eaten soy for its health benefits. which is why today, we take whole soybeans, in their natural state, and bake them with fruit into soyjoy. tend to get better grades. stouffer's easy express is ready from the microwave in under 20 minutes, so you can make something that's good in so many ways. stouffer's. let's fix dinner.
7:51 am
7:52 am
the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy, came from an energy company. every day, chevron invests $62 million in people. in ideas. seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world, to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron.
7:53 am
[heavy rock music plays] you've got good reasons to eat better. so now 23 campbell's chunky soups have 100% lean meat and a full serving of vegetables. stains surrender to the power of all. our powerful stainlifters fight stains and leave clothes whiter and brighter. win the battle for clean clothes while saving over 25% versus the leading brand.
7:54 am
how to get rich, by america's health insurance companies. raise health insurance premiums 4 times faster than wages. pay your ceo twenty four million dollars a year. deny payment for 1 out of every 5
7:55 am
treatments doctors prescribe. if the insurance companies win, you lose. tell congress to rewrite the story. we want good health care we can afford with the choice of a public health insurance option.
7:56 am
7:57 am
7:58 am
hey, your chicken noodles ringing. ring ring. progresso. hi, may i speak to my oggy please? thank you. i'm sorry, who? my grandma. this is obviously her chicken noodle soup. only hers tastes like this. just put my oggy on the phone. thanks so much. hold one moment please. another person calling for her grandmother. she thinks it's her soup huh? i'm told she's in the garden picking herbs. she is so cute. okay well i'll hold. she's holding. wha? she's holding. tell her its karen. (announcer) progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
7:59 am
8:00 am
medical mystery. a healthy woman lapses in to a coma out of the wlu. >> i believe it was around the 11th of august. that was the last day that i remember anything. >> we'll show you how a young doctor solved the puzzle and saved her life. and she starred in "the wiz." now hip hop princess ashanti debuts her version of "somewhere over the rainbow" right here "early" this thursday morning, over the rainbow" right here "early" this thursday morning, september 24th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs
8:01 am
we are feeling the love this morning on the plaza. welcome back ck to "the early show." not that i condone about, but it's kind of cool that they skipped school for "the early show." don't ever do that again. but thank you. >> thanks. >> where are you from in. >> mitch. >> hope you're teacher isn't watching. coming up, even's worried about the h1n1 and the regular flu season will start soon, so we need to think about a new thermometer to take our temperatures. they've been being believebly high-tech. there's one that you wipe right across your forehead. all the latest on that in a couple minutes. >> everyone has thermometers
8:02 am
that are 100 years old in your house. >> last year, i just said mom, enough, we're going oral this year. >> poor dave. >> let's not have this conversation. >> i'm saying it, you're thinking it. >> you need to go on oprah and tell her that story. >> that's right. there you go. >> that just took an ugly twist. let's go inside and say hello to russ mitchell. >> thank you, day, on this your last day of "the early show." here's what is happening this morning. president obama heads to pittsburgh today for the g-20 economic summit. security is very tight with massive protests expected. officers are patrolling on horse book. streets are blocked off and hups of police were brought in from other cities. believe leaving energy for pits about your, president obama is adding another first to his re may. he's the first u.s. frod chair a session of the u.n. security council. bill plante is at u.n. headquarters out on 1st avenue with the latest. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning. the president's campaign
8:03 am
too-to-get iran to stop developing nuclear weapons or put more sanctions on it got a pretty cold shoulder from the president of iran, but a nice boost from the president of russia. just days after president obama canceled plans for u.s. missile deployments in eastern europe, russian president medvedev agreed for the first time that in some cases sanctions are inevitable. iran's president ahmadinejad began his address to the general assembly last night with a promise. >> translator: our nation is prepared to warmly shake all those hand which is are honestly extended to us. >> reporter: but he proceeded to kit size without naming them nations which send troops to the middle east and which try to keep down scientific progress. an apparent reference to iran's nuclear bram. the u.s. and several other dell xwagss walked out. >> they have never really wanted to engage seriously on this issue. i would be surprised if that changed. >> reporter: but in an exclusive sbrir with katie couric, ahmadinejad made clear that when
8:04 am
he sits down to talk with western power, his nuclear program will not be on the table. >> translator: we have not actually changed our mind. our nuclear file will be pursued in the iaea. >> reporter: and today the president becomes the first american president to chair a session of the u.n. security council. expected to go on for a couple of hours and the topic is the reduction of nuclear weapons. >> bill plant at the u.n. here in new york. thank you very much. the fb icht is investigating whether a census worker may have been the victim of foul play fueled by anti-government sentiment. 51-year-old bill sparkman was found hanged from a tree in rural kentucky nearly two weeks ago. the word fed scrawled on his chest. his family does not mow if he was in the remote area for the census. >> i have no idea either on what was going on with that situation and why he would have been in that area. >> it is unclear what exactly caused sparkman's death.
8:05 am
an autopsy is pending. the maker of tylenol has announced voluntary recall of several versions of the pain reliever. the recall involves specific lots of 21 liquid varieties of children's an infant's tylenol. the reason? possible bacterial contamination of an in-agreed yent in the formula. they were manufactured from april to june in 2008. this morning aids researchers are reporting the first ever successful trial of a vaccine against hiv infection. the study actually tested two vaccine combination. the trial was conducted in thailand with more than 16,000 test volunteers. the results, 31% reduction in the rate of hiv infection. scientists believe the effectiveness will improve as the treatment is refined. one u.s. health official says he's pleased and optimistic, but warns the partial success is not the end of the road in the fight against aids. right now katie couric has a review of tonight's cbs evening news. the global economic summit kicks off in pittsburgh as growing disputes threaten to
8:06 am
ignite a trade war between the u.s. and china. could the casualties include american jobs? that's tonight only on the "cbs evening news." now back to "the early show." let's go outside to dave price for another check of the weather. dave, you're still here. >> yeah, for the next 54 minutes or so. all right. hawass just "health watch," that's all that was. why don't we tap our way through the forecast. sometimes we tap a little bit. all right. i got to stop. there we are. thank you. what are you -- you keep on tapping, now my secret's out. nice to see you. a former rocket here who is with a bunch of folks talking about knee relief and knee pain relief. nice to see you guys. let's take a check of the weather. look at this. autumn is here, the leaves beginning to change. we're not in prime yet, but look
8:07 am
at these temperatures. 50s and 60s during the day 20s and 30s at night. so if you're going up to beautiful new england, it will be chilly. take a look at the midwest, great plains and down to the western shores of the gulf states, you will see showers today, gray and dreary weather. and out on the west coast, it's dry heat that's what we're concerned about, and there is a severe fire threat as we head through the next several days. we have fires burning in southern california, temperatures approaching 100 degrees as you head to places like fresno and sacramento. we'll continue to keep an eye on that.
8:08 am
>> announcer: this weather report sponsored by chili's, head to chili's for the new three course meal for two. and that's a quick look at weather at seven minutes past the hour. maggie, over to you. up next, an amazing story of a young woman in a coma and a young doctor determined to find out why. a medical mystery solved when we return. le dipper dinner. choose your three dippable favorites, like our chicken crisper bites, big mouth bites, and classic southwestern egg rolls. nine craveable options to choose from. build your perfect meal, only $9.99. ...all over again. (announcer) maybelline redefines plum. (whisper) the color of elegance (announcer) new color sensational from maybelline new york. (announcer) pure pigments for richer, crisper color. honey nectar for our most luscious feel. new color sensational. (whisper) maybe it's maybelline.
8:09 am
stains surrender to the power of all. our powerful stainlifters fight stains and leave clothes whiter and brighter. win the battle for clean clothes while saving over 25% versus the leading brand.
8:10 am
when i really liked to be outside, i did not like suffering from nasal allergy symptoms like congestion. but nasonex relief may i say... bee-utiful! prescription nasonex is proven to help relieve indoor and outdoor nasal allergy symptoms like congestion, runny and itchy nose and sneezing. (announcer) side effects were generally mild and included headache. viral infection, sore throat, nosebleeds and coughing. ask your doctor about symptom relief with nasonex. and save up to $15 off your refills. go to for details, terms and conditions. ♪ mmm... hot fudge sundae. ♪ ooh! frosted blueberry?!? ♪ over 25 flavors of kellogg's pop-tarts®. and they're all for fun and fun for all. pop-tarts®. made for fun™.
8:11 am
we begin a two part ser series today based on the compelling new book every patient tells a-story by dr. lisa sanders. the tv series, house, is based on her career and she writes the diagnosis column for the "new york times" magazine. before we meet dr. sander, take a look at one of her incredible stories. amanda bolstridge works 08 hour weeks during harvest time at a
8:12 am
broccoli farm in northern maine. you'd never know just two years ago, she was near death. >> she kept saying there's something wrong. my head feels funny. there's something wrong in my head. >> reporter: amanda was having terrible migraines and mood swings so violent her mother had to take her to the emergency room. after being sent to hospital after hospital, amanda was diagnosed with encephalitis, a swelling of her brain. >> i believe it was around the 11th of august is the last day that i remember anything. >> reporter:manda had gone into a coma. her mother was afraid she was slipping away. >> just thinking about it, i want to cry, because we came so close. >> not something a mother should have to watch her child go through. >> reporter: amanda was transferred to the neurology intensive care unit at massachusetts general hospital. first year ob/gyn recent department ray chal clark got a
8:13 am
page. >> she was a mystery, like nothing exactly pointed to anything until they had that this scan. >> reporter: this cat scan revealed a small cyst on on amanda's left ovary. dr. clark showed the results to attending ob/gyn dr. rebecca coal. >> here's the cyst filled with different types of tissue within that ovary. >> reporter: dr. kolp diagnosed the cyst as a tartoma, they can form virtually on any tissue or organ in the body often growing teeth or hair, but was there a connection between this cyst and the swelling in amanda's brain? >> we think we know everything in medicine and we think we've figured so many things out and yet there's still a lot of mysteries out there. >> reporter: in amanda's case, doctors believed her tear toe made might actually be making brain cells which her iune system recognized as foreign. could the antibodies in amanda's system be attacking not only the growing brain cells in her cyst
8:14 am
but also her brain? dr. clark recommended the cyst be removed. >> i was kind of embarrassed actually to bring it up to the team because i was like, oh, my god, i'm the new intern and tell's think i'm insane that i want to take this girl to the o.r. >> reporter: dr. kolp agreed, searchry was the only option. her left ovary was remove that had day. >> the odds i was right were terrible. >> reporter: the next morning, amanda was still in a coma. dr. clark was disappointed until dr. kolp gave her a call. >> she was like, rachel, you're thought going to believe this, you need on get up here now. >> when i walked in, she was sitting on the edge of the bed, one leg over the railing and she was going home. >> reporter: after two months in a coma, amanda was back. >> thank you for giving me my daughter. >> it was really one of the greatest moments of my career because it's really like bringing somebody back. and something i never ever would have dreamed that i would have been involved in. >> yeah, it was a cool day.
8:15 am
>> and now dr. lisa sanders who wrote about amanda's case for the "new york times" magazine joins us this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so many great less on misthere. weigh all the options because you never know. >> you never know. when i went to medical school, my very first day on medical school, the dean said to all of us, 50% of what we're going to teach you in the next four years is wrong. unfortunately, we don't know which half. because we don't know it yet. so things -- the doctor is right. mysteries are happening all the time. we think that medicine is this set body of knowledge. but we're adding to it all the time. new diseases, new treatments. >> and you talk about fascinating cases like that, so many of them in your new book, every paerkt tells a-story. is this book supposed to be sort of a reminder to the medical community to listen to the patient's story? >> to the medical community to listen and to the patients to speak. i think that patients are afraid to tell their stories. doctors don't give them any indication that their story is
8:16 am
important. and yet it's clear that up to 80 on%, sometimes 90% of cases are diagnosed based on the patient's history, the story they have to tell and what's happened to them before. so it's very important that people tell their story. >> so that's what you would recommend, that's how we can be our best advocate is to tell every detail that we can remember about the story. >> tell the story that you've been telling it to your wife, your husband, your friends, your mother, your daughter. tell that story. because in it is important information. >> so fascinating how you even came to be a doctor. lisa was a producer for our program and then later than most people, you had a career change, became this doctor and became the inspiration for the tv show house. congratulations. >> thank you so much. and if you'd like to read an excerpt, just go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnew.c and we'll bring you another fascinating case tomorrow. up next, it's no mystery, though. it might be love for cakanoot t
8:17 am
polar bear. these are fresh ocean spray cranberries -- they're tart. these are craisins, sweetened dried cranberries -- they're sweet. that's why bees like 'em. and this is the 100-calorie pack craisins. perfect for when you're on the go. they're really loud. i'm more active, i eat right, and i switched to new one a day women's active metabolism. a complete women's multivitamin plus more for metabolism support.
8:18 am
and that's a change i feel good about. new from one a day.
8:19 am
sflits's been a while since we've heard much about knut the polar bear, but this morning there is breaking news. mark phillips is live in london with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. i didn't, well, for to get about jon and kate or even brad and angelina, there's a new celebrity couple around. the question is can you bear it. the celebrity polar bear circuit has a new store. gee van in a, that's her strutting her testify at the berlin zoo where they know a thing or two about marketing bears. le followers will know that berlin is where an orphaned little bear named knut joined the ranks of smoky and yogi at
8:20 am
bears known around the world. that was three years ago and the decision to to keep knut alive was considered a controversial one, both in the worlds of uhe ol gi and bear showbiz, but ktut was great at the bx office. zoo attendance doubled. there was even knut the movie. now knut is no longer a lgd cuddly thing, he's all bear. and items time he started dating. enter giova there. a. could this be a marriage made in heaven? or at least in the minds of the imagine difference publicists of the berlin shoe? you betcha. the only problem is this match making is a little early. polar bears don't reach sexual maturity until somewhere between 3 1/2 and 5 years old. knut and giovana have had a little back stage snip already and the good news is they don't hate each other. but there's time.
8:21 am
seriously, of course, knut is big business between the bears and the toys and the movies aunts the songs. no points for getting what comes next. >> mark phillip, thank you very much. >> what a great story teller. >> we went to berlin and saw knut a couple summers ago. >> he hadn't found the one yet. >> no. well, he has behavior issues. >> oh, yeah? >> that's why he's separated from all the other bears. >> i get that. >> it happens. >> we've got a surprise for you. >> for me? >> for you this morning. there's a band in harrisburg, pennsylvania, called the corn wallace band, these guys watch the show every day. big, big fans and they've written a show about maggie rodriguez. >> so sweet. >> let's take a look. ♪
8:22 am
>> so sweet. ♪ >> how beat is that? the producer showed this to me yesterday. i couldn't believe it. thank you so much. michael, bobby, rick and those little girls, paige and lauren. that's the sweetest thing ever. >> they are actually going to be on our next america's sinking family band faceoff competition. >> they should. >> we actually, if we were going to do another one of those, we would just award them the prize. why have the competition. >> save the travel. very cute. >> i'm so flattered. thank you for taking the time. >> is this the first song you've had written about you? >> you know, there was guy i went to college with who had a crush on me and he wrote me a
8:23 am
song. it was something like maggie, making fwi -- this one was much better. >> wow, that's some writing. he must have won you over. >> he went on to become a record producer. i'm kidding.
8:24 am
virginians are asking lots of questions about bob mcdonnell's "thesis." how old was he when he wrote it? mcdonnell was 34, married and attending pat robertson's law school. and what did the thesis say about women? a lot... abortion should be outlawed
8:25 am
and birth control should be restricted-- even for married adults. then as a legislator he introduced 35 bills to restrict a woman's right to choose. learn more. i'm creigh deeds, candidate for governor, and my campaign sponsored this ad.
8:26 am
8:27 am
8:28 am
but i've got a warm, fresh baked strawberry toaster strudel. see the difference? mmmm. i do. (announcer) pillsbury toaster strudel. the one kids want to eat.
8:29 am
until the grands are on the table" grands biscuits. would it really be breakfast without 'em? for money saving coupons go to... how to get rich, by america's health insurance companies. raise health insurance premiums 4 times faster than wages. pay your ceo twenty four million dollars a year. deny payment for 1 out of every 5
8:30 am
treatments doctors prescribe. if the insurance companies win, you lose. tell congress to rewrite the story. we want good health care we can afford with the choice of a public health insurance option. well can back to "the early show," everybody. can go up, they can your medicine cabinet. how is your thermometer looking? >> you carry one with you now. >> let me see this one. is this one of those cool ones? >> yes, this is the old mercury. >> yep, that's what my mom had. >> i have to check into this, because my normal temperature is low. >> what is your normal temperature? >> when i had what i assume was h1n1 last week, i was taking my temperature a lot, and after my
8:31 am
fever broke, i'm like 08 degrees or something. >> no, you're not 08 degrees because you'd be a frog at that point. you'd be a lizard, you'd be something -- >> a reptile. >> this segment is just for you. you need a new thermometer. with all the concerns over h 1 n 1rks we'll look at the best new ones on the market. also ahead, cbs sports caster james brown is in the house. there you go. has a brand new book, tells about dreams of playing pro basketball, how they crasheded a burned, and now he seems to have recovered okay. >> i think he did just fine. >> i was going to write the same book with the same pretense, my dreams of being in basketball. >> you were not a high school all-american, though. >> was he a high school all-american is this. >> he was one of the best in the country. also really be hearing from ashanti, she is here. a lot of her fans in the crowd. she is marking the 70th anniversary of "the wizard of
8:32 am
oz" with her version of "somewhere over the rainbow." absolutely lovely. and speaking of that, let's talk about -- >> there's the cowardly lion. >> i can't do better an that. >> let's take a check of the weather and see what's happening all across the country fp look at the blue skies we have? new york city this morning. it is just beautiful out. i don't know if we can get a sky shot, but if we can, takes gorgeous morning. look at the plaza hotel in the background and some of the old wr grace building. let's take a check of what's happening across also country. the northeast will be on on the cool side and pleasant today with temperatures in the 60s through new england. a little bit of a nice breeze rolling on through. there is going to be some trouble weather-wise ranging from the midwest to the great blaines and down into the western shores of the gulf states. cold front will slip through and you'll see some gray skies. into tomorrow, by the way, hot and dry weather continues out west. we're watching fires which are encroaching on the moor park area outside of los angeles. high temperatures close to 100
8:33 am
in inland sections of california. a drop in temperatures in alaska. we see temps going down into the 30s and 40s. and it looks like through the northwest we'll see some cool pleasant conditions. that's a that's a quick look at your weather. you know what, i don't think that's the wr -- i think that's 9 west 57th, beautiful as it is
8:34 am
about. that's a quick look at your weather picture and a little tour of new york city. maggie, over to you. >>. we are all flu conscious these days and the fever is often the first sign of h 1 m 1 or any owe flu strain, so it's time it make sure and you have good thermometer at home. david gregg is here with some of the newest and most accurate thermometers around. what should we look for had in a thermometer? >> you said the first word which is accuracy. you want something fast also, but preferably noninvasive and of course dave mentioned the gold standard, which is rectally, but that starts out with the first one right here. >> we had this one when our daughter was a baby and that's what the pediatricians recommend. >> what make it is unique, it does not look like your standard rectal thermometer. a big concern parents have is when they place it, is it going go in too far and cause any damage or pain. the way this is designed, it can only go in so far. >> but if you don't want to use
8:35 am
a rectal thermometer, what's this one all about? >> this is exactly what it is, it's a pacifier, but what's unique about this one is if you noticed right here, it has a little digital read out. so you put this in the baby's mouth for about two minutes and you start getting a reading. if it has a fever, the t. plays twinkle, twinkle little star. >> that is genius because the child will not resist something like this. >> again, noninvasive wave getting an accurate reading. >> here's a digital thermometer. >> you've seen you put them in your ear. this is called the first of all digital. what it does is not only give you a reading in your ear, but you can put it against your forehead. and i'll do that. and also it speaks. let me put it on will. >> let's see how quick this works. >> of course we have to make sure it's on. >> that would help, david. >> sure. >> your body temperature is 98.2 degrees fahrenheit. >> there you go. >> 98.2.
8:36 am
>> no h1n1 going on there. >> excellent. is there a place in your body that you get the best reading? >> again, doctors typically say rectally gives the most ak really for a baby. however. >> adults? >> oral is another way, but speaking of that, this particular thermometer from timex, it's called the acrobat. it has a very fwleksable tip. so when it's placed in the mouth, it doesn't have to stand straight out, it can be used orally, rectally and also under the arm pit. so this is pretty much the standard that most feel comfortable with would be orally. >> this is from homedics and you can see how it's designed, it goes in under arm and when it does, it shows you the reading right there. >> so how do you wear it, like this? >> yes, exactly. and it goes right there. an it will show what you your readout it s. >> and these are like the ones they use in the hospital. >> and they are pretty much the
8:37 am
same. these are from vicks, you place it understand the arm pit, leave it in for about two to plea minutes and you can keep is it t. it so o. for 48 hours. >> so to get a continuous reading. >> this is a touchless thermometer. what's uhe knee is nique is it digital reading and speaks on you the actual temperature. >> and this is like the old school ones. >> big concern that a lot of people have especially everybody getting green, they done want to put different types of contaminants in. this actually use as technology or special liquid that is just as accurate as far as reading temperature, as far as no mercury and this particular thermometer is magnified and also has a very big tip, so when you place it in your mouth -- >> so these are all fast, accurate? >> fast, accurate and with the exception of the rectal worngs noninvasive and typically you don't have to wake your child to
8:38 am
use these. >> expensive? >> the most expensive is this one. but on the amp, about $15 to $20. so pretty affordable. this is usually a purchase that's really not proactive, it's reactive, so sometimes i even recommend that a person tries two different one, one thermometer and then get a backup reading. >> david gregg, thanks so much. for more, just go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnew.cs.ce. as a high school basketball star, james brown dreamed of a pro career. he didn't reach the ncht ba, but did he make to cbs sports and the host of the nfl today. took some unlikely detours along the road to success. he tells that story in his new book, role of a life time. jb, always a pleasure to have you here. >> tried to get you smiling coming off that segment saying i'm glad i feel good. >> we don't have to use any of the equipment. >> thank goodness. >> so you're a high school basketball star. where was the place that was the most pressure for you to go to college? >> wow.
8:39 am
you know what, it probably was within because i love the fact that so many of these coaches were coming after my. my high school coach said when you go on a college advice, even if you think you you want to go there, tell the coach because he's going ask if you want to be there i'm 99% sure that i'm coming. he got a call a few weeks later, five coaches called me and said you're 99% sure you're coming. so it was from within. >> you decide to go it harvard, though. why? >> the lessons driven home by mom and dad god bless them saying that education was the foundational key for success in the game of life. that was the first thing. number two, senator bill bradley was a real hero of mine. look at those side burns. boy, did i make it out past that. the collilyde frazier influence. >> talk about survivor. >> i think they probably called me up last to get my diploma so the audience didn't go crazy. >> so bill bradley.
8:40 am
>> and because of the success he enjoyed there, i wanted to do the same thing. >> so you think i'm going to go harvard, i'll be all ivy, go to the nba. what happens? >> didn't work as hard to stay on top as i did to get to the top. so many truths in ath let things that apply in the game of life. my high school coach said there's no such thing as standing still. you're either progressing or regressing. i didn't work as hard to progress, harry. >> how much of a disappoint was that for you and were you ready for it? >> oh, you talk about not making the pros? are you kidding me? i cried, stayed home, hid in the house for two week because i thought i was a complete failure. had no idea that the ath let tick world would be snatched from up under my feet that quickly, but i realized what was important for success in the game of life. >> which is? >> to always work hard, to never ever be ill prepared for an opportunity that comes your way. you said before we were talking during the break keeping that plow in the ground.
8:41 am
so many people look, they want to hear about something new and sexy in terms what have is a success key. the old school values work, harry. nothing's new under the sun. >> for people who might see you on on television and think i'm going to pick up that book is that the most important lesson, is that the key to the story you have to tell? >> no. i think consistent with the title, role of a life time, it's finding out what your passion is, what your strengths are he isespecially in a team oriented environment. >> because you don't have to be the guy who scores 40 points. sometimes it's better to just -- >> nice point guard to set it up because you all enjoy the success. >> there you go. james brown, always a pleasure. we'll see you on sunday. to read an excerpt from role of a lifetime, go to our website, how much do we love jb. the greatest. at the market this morning, sugar 3u6r78 pumpkin, the
8:42 am
smaller sweert version of those great big ones that we use for halloween. dede wilson is back today with some great pumpkin recipes. good morning about. >> we're jumping in to fall. >> so this is not what you would carve at halloween. >> exactly. is this a carving pumpkin. this is a sugar pumpkin. you can see lots of flesh. that's what we're cooking. that's smaller, more proceed announced ridges. they should be labeled as edible or sugar. >> they're sweetish? >> a little dryner the flesh, you can toast the seeds. so we're doing a curry. so we've got all the wonderful ingredients. the first is curry leaves. think of a bay leaf. so it will add aromatic, really wonderful. and coconut milk and coconut
8:43 am
cream. the scream very thick. coconut milk, less so. these are not sweetened coconut milks. it should just say coconut milk. this goes into all those spices that have been toasted with the oil. once it cooks down, it looks like this. >> and then you add the pumpkin and that brings in the sweetness? >> exactly. and then it gets finished off with some cilantro, a little lime juice. so many flavors going on here. we can't mention the ca schlsca so there's a crunch. all these flavors come together, very satisfying main difsh. this would be perfect if your vegetarian thanksgiving. >> that pumpkin is not too sweet. it is just right. >> and that's why we wanted to
8:44 am
do some savory dishes. because people automatically think pie. here we havehave -- let me show this. boiled the pumpkin, cubed. just tender enough to cut with a knife. we'll smooth it out here. a little bit of the feta will go on top. so you've got the sweet of the pumpkin, salty of the feta, fresh fast ness of the cilantro. that's it. this goes on. brown both sides. and taste. >> and of course you can always make a pie.
8:45 am
>> crispy, thin layers. the directions for this are in the magazine. a twist on pumpkin pie. this is ridiculously good. i love this. >> my new favorite thing. >> easy, snack, light lunch. >> thanks. you can find all these recipes on the web, coming up next, another treat, ashanti 1c ÷ ÷ ÷
8:46 am
8:47 am
this year marks the 70th anniversary of a timeless film classic t"the wizard of oz." ♪ we're off to see the wizard . >> the scarecrow, continue man and kroers dorothy and toto. first captivated audiences in 1939 and continue to gain generations of new fans. to mark the anniversary, warner
8:48 am
home video is releasing a special blue ray limited collectors he had diss and ashanti has just recorded her own version of "somewhere over the rainbow." she is here to perform it for the very first time on national television. ashanti, good morning. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> i'm pretty good. >> you have so many intersections with dorothy, right? >> yes. >> because you played her in "the wiz." >> and the muppets wizard of oz. >> but do you feel like they 00 some similarities between her life and your life shall. >> absolutely. just me being in the music industry starting off naive and learning and going through my own woods to learn and to be stronger and to be confident. obviously dorothy had to find her way home, as well. she grew up naive, a little innocent, but she found her way and she became strong. >> you've done so many things on that journey. >> oh, yeah. absolutely. >> and so many different places.
8:49 am
what prepared you most for how you've become the person you are today some. >> i would definitely say strong family structure, having an amazing team, having my mom with me, you you know, the family support, just keeping me level headed and putting that battery in my back when i need it. >> is that right, is that mom right over there? >> that's mom over there. >> mom is here with the home video. unbelievable. this song is not an easy song to sing. >> no, it's not. >> the notes are one thing, but the lyrics are so powerful. >> absolutely. >> how do you bring the most important you to that song? >> it's a classic like you said, so you don't want to stray too much from the formula. but put a little pizzazz on it, and i had lots of honey this morning, so hopefully that will help. >> honey and warm war in the morning to get your voice going. so people will be able to download this song even this
8:50 am
morning. >> yes. you'll be able to go right to itunes and download it. >> and they'll put the top of the empire state building? >> yes, we're lighting the empire state building. >> so good to see you. thanks for being here this morning. performing her new version of "somewhere over the rainbow," ashanti. ♪ ♪ somewhere over the rainbow way up high ♪ ♪ there's a land
8:51 am
that i heard of once in a lullaby ♪ ♪ somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue ♪ ♪ and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true ♪ ♪ someday i'll wish upon a star ♪ ♪ and wake up where the clouds are far behind me ♪ ♪ where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops ♪ ♪ that's where you'll find me ♪ ♪ somewhere over the rainbow
8:52 am
bluebirds fly ♪ ♪ birds fly over the rainbow why, then oh, why can't i ♪ if happy little blue birds fly ♪ beyond the rainbow oh, why can't i? ♪ >> such a nice job.
8:53 am
thank you so much. >> this is good. >> shee's getting me back. >> thank you so much. have a great day, everybody. your local news is next. there's nothing more important than our health. so when it comes to health reform, we need a solution that works for all of us. now the president and congress have a plan that combines the best ideas, from democrats and republicans, business owners and workers, doctors, nurses and patients. a plan that keeps bureaucrats out of your health care you choose your own doctor, make your own decisions, and you can't be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition. that's reform we can all feel good about.
8:54 am
8:55 am
. this is 9 news now. it is five minutes before 9:00. i'm meteorologist kim martucci keeping you company with some partly cloudy skies. another warmish morning but surprisingly not too many showers around. so, if you remember yesterday's weather, we actually got by on pretty good note. i think we'll repeat today. although, i will caution you to keep a weather eye to the sky for a rogue popup shower. 85 in the beltway. upper 70s in the coast. we in the mountains in the 60s but everybody has a shot of 80 once again today. when does autumn return? certainly by saturday. highs in the 80s this afternoon to highs in the 60s on saturday
8:56 am
with afternoon rain. good morning. >> good morning. we will start in the district where we have police and fire activity going on. a live shot from 7th and 8th street. seventh is shut down on the right lane due to fire activity and massachusetts and california another area to avoid and hazmat situation at m and southwest. the alternate is south capital. tracking delays all morning from 29 in gainesville to 29 in centreville on 66 and 50 to the beltway and 270 southbound jammed to the split. drive time is 20 minutes at this point. here's a look ahead at the next seven days. we have been focusing on the positive, today is not bad. tomorrow even better. a lot of sunshine and no threat of rain. on saturday we are cloudy and afternoon showers building. sunday morning when you grab the sunday paper might be a
8:57 am
little damp, but the afternoon is not so bad. our 9:00 show is jam packed. we want to see you there after this. my name is quinn, and this is my eggo.
8:58 am
8:59 am
on fridays, i have hockey before school, so i take two eggo homestyle waffles and put peanut butter inside. i add a couple chocolate chips when dad's starting the car. there's only one way to eat an eggo -- your way. l'eggo my eggo.


disc Borrow a DVD of this show
info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on